Guess where I ate today! Brodo Soup and Wine Bar
After some post-Christmas shopping at the Walden Galleria, I had worked up quite an appetite. Seeing the long lines at the mall restaurants (none of which I’m a major fan of besides maybe P F Changs), mom and I decided to skip the food court and go to Brodo Soup and Wine Bar on Main in Snyder. I was excited to try them, having heard about a menu item that really peaked my interest and being a cold day I was really in the mood for soup. The inside of the restaurant is great, kind of a weird table lay out but hey, who am I to judge. One touch I really appreciated was that all the art work on the walls were for sale, not that I would ever buy any of it…nonetheless still pretty cool! They had a steady supply of clientele for lunch service on a Monday afternoon, but there was no wait for a table.
When you go to a soup bar, you have to get soup. I love soup, all kinds of soup. My mom and I both ordered the Cream of Mushroom ($3.5), which was heavier on the mushroom, to my disappointment, however it was very good and would certainly order it again. So the dish I was so excited to try was the Duck Quesadilla ($9.95). Having never had a game meat in a quesadilla before, I thought this would be interesting. The quesadilla included fontina cheese, caramelized onions, and a mango chutney on a bed on field greens. This is what I ordered, however this is not what was brought when our entrees came. I was brought a foccia, which smelled delicious, but not what I ordered. After waiting an additional ten minutes for the kitchen to prepare my quesadilla, I was presented with a wonderful smelling dish. Unfortunately the food did not taste as good as it smelled. The duck was cooked well and drew no complaints from me. The chutney was delicious, I could have eaten a bowl of it. Serving it top of the field greens made for a wonderfully simple salad. All components of this dish were executed well, but when combined, it just didn’t work for me. I can’t exactly put my finger on what it was, my best guess is that it was the combination of fontina cheese and the starchiness of the white tortilla shell. I like fontina cheese, but I’ve always had it on a pizza were it was surrounded by much different favors than in a quesadilla. I guess the moral of the story is, don’t be like me and order this dish just based on the novelty of having a duck quesadilla.
As an avid supporter of local businesses, I’d like to take a minute to wish the best to the owner of Initially Yours boutique, directly across the street from Brodo who experienced a devastating fire Wednesday night which destroyed the business.